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Getting listed in search engines directories

Often overlooked, getting listed in the directory sections of search engines represents the best promotional strategy for web sites that provide superior content to their audiences. These categories are edited by real people who visit and evaluate web sites. In this instance, cleverly drafted META TAGS and titles won't help you. The only requirement: a great web site.

Unfortunately in most cases, being considered for inclusion in the directories of the top search engines does not happen by chance. Seldom will an category editor visit your web site for evaluation unless he or she has been invited.

The smart approach is to invite the editor(s) who will list your site on several of the top engines at once. These editors work on the Open Directory Project (ODP), a project where volunteers edit categories in an effort to "produce the most comprehensive directory of the Web." While Netscape Corporation owns the copyright to the compilation of the editors' contributions, it also makes the directory available for use by other companies under an open license agreement. As a result, search engines and metasearch engines around the world have opted to include part or even the entire ODP directory in their own search engines categories.

Therefore by submitting your site for review by an editor of the ODP, you open the doors to the directories of more than 90 search engines. These engines include:
Aardvarks MetaSearch
ActionSearch
AFO Internet Search and Web Directory
Aldar.net

AltaVista
AltaVista Sverige
AOL Search
3apes.com
Autism Society of
Alabama
Bangkok.Com
Be@ - WebGuide Bergenlineavenue.Com Better Brain's Search

boatyard.org
Bomis.Com
Borland Community Web Directory
Business Nation
CityFind.net
Collect-Online
crg.net Custom Netcenter
CyberBritain.co.uk

Dazzo
Densitron
Dictionary.com
Direct Hit
Dog.Com
Dogpile
Educate Open DirectoryExpertsAvenue Information Highway
Fansites.com
FindMissingPeople.com
FishHoo Open Directory
FlamingoLingo Web Directory
FluffyMoose.com
Freefill.com

GlobeCrawler
GoCrawl Directory
Go2Net.Com
HotBot
InfoSpace.com
JimWorld Open Directory
Kingston Internet
LinkStad
Loquax Open Directory
Lycos
McFind.com
MetaCrawler
MetaPro.com
The MindSite
My AltaVista
Mygo
Net-Fetch.com Web Directory
NetFinder USA
Netscape Search

Netscape What's Related Newswelt
Oingo
Palmreach
Plebius!

Point2
PointClickSurf
Premier Stores Directory
Primeline Open Directory
Proyecto Celestes
RageWorld.com Scopie
Search It Now
Search Viking
Searchalot
search.ch

Simplypets
SmartBeak.com Surfer.ch TheExecutive Club - USA Thunderstone.com ToggleBot! : Search Engine
TopFile.com
Undertainment
Waypages
Web-Search.Com Metasearch
Web-Source.net

Winscope
YourPortal

Submitting your web site is very easy and should take a few minutes of your time. Remember that your submission does not necessarily guarantee that your site will be included in the directory. Yet, if you feel your site deserves to be classified, you need to persevere and re-submit it after a few weeks.

Submission procedure:
1. Go the the web site that hosts the ODP (
www.dmoz.org)
2. Locate the category or categories that best describe your activities
3. Click on the "Add URL" link located on the top of the page.
4. Enter your site's URL, Title, and brief description.
5. Submit.

It may take a few weeks for an editor to evaluate your site. Once your site has been included you should update your listing every time significant changes have been made to your site.

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